The Discovery of Grid Cells

The Discovery of Grid Cells

Brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser at NTNU's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with John O'Keefe of University College London.

May-Britt and Edvard Moser discovered – in the medial entorhinal cortex, a region of the brain next to hippocampus – grid cells that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.

–The story of how we discovered the grid cells
The Kavli Institute

Press Contacts

Press Contacts

May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser
Rita Elmkvist Nilsen

Rector Gunnar Bovim
Anne Katharine Dahl

Videos

Videos

May-Britt and Edvard Moser's discovery of the grid cells that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.

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Photos

Photos

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May-Britt and Edvard Moser
The Kavli Institute
The Nobel Prize Week in Stockholm

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NTNU Nobel Laureates

NTNU Nobel Laureates

Ivar Giæver, Physics 1973

Lars Onsager, Chemistry 1968

May-Britt Moser, Physiology or Medicine 2014

Edvard MoserPhysiology or Medicine 2014